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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Just for Fun Blog Hop

Welcome to the Just for Fun Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Priscilla Gotham, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

This hop features lots of wonderful inspiration using the amazing Fundamentals collection -- on sale this month only for 30-40% off!

I recently started a new project series where I am challenging myself to create as many layouts as possible using a single packet of Fundamentals paper while working through the layout guides in the new Make It From Your Heart, Vol. 3.  And as if that isn't enough of a challenge, I decided to use the Raspberry papers and complements for the layout below.  Using pink is hard for me -- I am the mom of a 6 year old who is 100% boy and I never really been a girlie-girl myself.  So it's always fun and challenging to step outside my comfort zone and create with more feminine colors/patterns.  I cannot wait to add black & white photos of my husband and I to this layout!


Supplies used:
*coming soon*

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Just for Fun Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Gina BrandstetterI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Close to My Heart Christmas Card Blog Hop

Welcome to the CTMH Christmas Card Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Priscilla Gotham, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

My hop projects were made using the Workshop Your Way Joyful Tidings Cardmaking Instruction Guide -- HOWEVER, instead of using the Gold & Silver product collection, I used the Beary Christmas collection.  I love to use the various workshop guides and change them up by using different paper collections than originally intended.  Doesn't the Joyful Tidings WYW look great with Beary Christmas???


Joyful Tidings WYW Projects


WYW Project 1

WYW Project 2
Supplies used:
*Merry Everything stamp
*Beary Christmas paper packet
*12" x 12" Cranberry cardstock
*12" x 12" New England Ivy cardstock
*12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock
*Silver glitter paper
*5 1/2" X 4 1/4" white cards & envelopes, value pack
*New England Ivy Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Clear Sparkles
*Foam tape
*Thin Cuts -- Basic Banners
*Thin Cuts -- Scallop Border

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the CTMH Christmas Card Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Gina BrandstetterI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -- Through the Year


Welcome to the November Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!



If you came from visiting Priscilla Gotham, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

The month's featured stamp set is S1711 Through the Year (pictured below).  This set is only available until November 30th and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.


I'm going to be perfectly honest with you... when I first saw this month's SOTM, I wasn't a big fan.  I actually considered not buying it.  But now that I've played with it, I am so HAPPY I did!!  This set is so much fun and really encouraged me to think out of my "normal stamping box".

(Layout sketch scraplifted from Pinterest.  Original artist unknown.)

Supplies used:
*Artistry Cricut cartridge
*Through the Year stamp set
*12" × 12" White Daisy cardstock
*12" × 12" Black cardstock
*12" × 12" Eggplant cardstock
*12" × 12" Fern cardstock
*12" × 12" Heather cardstock
*12" × 12" Peacock cardstock
*12" × 12" Poppy cardstock
*12" × 12" Saffron cardstock
*12" × 12" Sapphire cardstock
*Archival Black Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Eggplant Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Fern Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Peacock Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Poppy Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Saffron Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Sapphire Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Clear sparkles

*Circle and scallop punches from my stash

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month November Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Darlys ReckerI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -- Christmas Tunes


Welcome to the October Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!



If you came from visiting Priscilla Gotham, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

The month's featured stamp set is S1710 Christmas Tunes (pictured below).  This set is only available until October 31st and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.


I love Christmas music!   I dare you not to start singing -- in your head or out loud -- when looking at the stamps in this set.  There is just something so catchy and cheery about Christmas songs.  I'm not sure what it is... maybe it's that warm fuzzy feeling you get when you hear them or maybe it's the memories that come back to you when a certain song comes on.  Whatever it is, this month's stamp of the month set will have you singing in no time!

For today's hop, I created a simple, yet festive Christmas card using Beary Christmas collection.  I like to keep my Christmas cards simple and easy to mass produce.  Do you make your own Christmas cards?



Supplies used:
*Christmas Tunes stamp set (October SOTM)
*12" x 12" Pebble cardstock
*12" x 12" Pewter cardstock
*12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock
*5 1/2" X 4 1/4" white cards & envelopes, value pack
*Cranberry Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Beary Christmas Dots

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month October Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Sheila BennettI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Friday, September 22, 2017

Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to the Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Gina Brandstetter, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

To create the layout below, I used a sketch from the new fabulous How-To collection -- Make It From Your Heart, Vol 3.  I absolutely love our how-to collections.  They are a great starting point for scrapbooking... especially when you are stuck or struggling to find your scrappy mojo.


Supplies used:
*Make It from Your Heart, Volume 3
*Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge (retired)
*Flower Market Cricut cartridge
*Falling for You paper packet
*12" × 12" Espresso cardstock
*12" × 12" Fern cardstock
*12" × 12" Goldrush cardstock
*12" × 12" Saffron cardstock
*12" × 12" Toffee cardstock
*12" × 12" White Daisy cardstock
*White & Bronze twine
*Bronze sequins

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Holiday Expressions New Product Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Janna GrayI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

National Stamping Month Blog Hop


Welcome to the National Stamping Month Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Gina Brandstetter, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

In celebration of National Stamping Month, Close to My Heart is offering an exclusive card kit and stamp set called From the Heart.  The exclusive From the Heart card kit gives you all the materials you need for creating 12 interactive cards, including an E-size stamp set with heartfelt sentiments and stamps you can layer together for exquisitely artistic cards.  You can also purchase the stamp set separately as well as additional sets of card bases/envelopes.  For full details on this special, you can visit my CTMH website.

For today's hop, we were challenged to go beyond the kit and create original artwork using the stamp set and/or the kit components themselves.  I chose to set the kit aside and focus on the beautiful sentiments in the stamp set.  As a fun bonus challenge to myself, I decided to participate in the color dare #260 challenge from Color My Heart Color Dare -- using colors Willow, Raspberry, Bashful, White Daisy and Charcoal.

And if that wasn't enough to pack into one project, I found a 6x6 one-sheet wonder template on Pinterest to scraplift.  Have you ever tried a one-sheet wonder?  They are fun templates designed to help you get the most out of your patterned paper; some 12x12 designs even stretch your paper to create 20+ cards!  The pattern I chose was for 4 cards from 1 6x6 piece of B&T patterned paper.


For a larger / closer view of any of the cards, please click on the image below.

 

 

Supplies used:
*From the Heart stamp set (September Exclusive Special)
*Basics Fundamental paper packet
*Bashful glitter paper
*White cards & envelopes value pack
*Charcoal 12" x 12" card stock
*Raspberry 12" x 12" card stock
*White Daisy 12" x 12" card stock
*Bashful Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Charcoal Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Raspberry Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Willow Exclusive Inks stamp pad
*Black Memento ink pad
*Waterbrush - small round
*Bitty Sparkles

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart National Stamping Month Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Janna GrayI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Stamp of the Month Blog Hop -- Feel So Blessed


Welcome to the September Stamp of the Month Blog Hop!



If you came from visiting Gina Brandstetter, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

The month's featured stamp set is S1709 Feel So Blessed (pictured below).  This set is only available until September 30th and is only $5 with a $50 Close to My Heart purchase.



I know we are featuring the SOTM, but have you seen the exclusive limited-release special for National Stamping Month??  It includes a fabulous card kit and a beautiful multi-layer stamp set.  I am in love with this special and couldn't help combining the fun interactive card base with this month's stamp of the month.  What do you think?



Here are a couple close-ups of the front when the card is closed and the "inside"/base.

 


Supplies used:
*Feels So Blessed (September SOTM)
*From the Heart Card Bases and Envelopes (September Exclusive Special)
*Poppy Exclusive Inks stamp pad (NEW!)
*Saffron Exclusive Inks stamp pad (NEW!)
*Archival Black stamp pad (NEW!)
*Gold Glitter Gems

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Close to My Heart Stamp of the Month September Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Janna GrayI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop


Welcome to the Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!


If you came from visiting Michelle Loncar, then you are in the right place.  If you just happened upon my little corner of the blog world, simply start here and continue hopping until you return here -- our fun hop is one big loop for your viewing pleasure. 

Today's hop features projects created using products from the newly released 2017-2018 CTMH Annual Inspirations Idea Book.  From beautiful new colors to fun new stamps, this year's annual idea book is sure to become a fast favorite.  I know it has for me!!

Two of my favorite things from the new lineup are this year's color of the year -- Bashful and the awesome two-toned cardstock -- one side in the original CTMH shade and the other in the same color with a lighter hue.  This new style of cardstock virtually doubles CTMH's exclusive color palette while making paper layering and matting so much quicker and easier!


Supplies used:
*For You Darling Stamp + Thin Cuts (NEW!)
*12" x 12" Bashful cardstock (NEW!)
*12" x 12" White Daisy cardstock
*Bashful glitter paper (NEW!)
*5 1/2" X 4 1/4" white cards & envelopes, value pack
*Bashful Exclusive Inks stamp pad (NEW!)
*Thin Cuts -- Scallop Border (NEW!)
*Bashful pearls (NEW!)

To order these or any of our other fabulous Close to My Heart products, please visit http://jddesigns.ctmh.com.

Thank you for visiting me at {jd designs} and for hopping with us on the Annual Inspirations New Product Blog Hop!  Next up on the hop is Lucy MarinoI hope you'll hop on over to her blog for more inspiration.

Until next time, design with {heart}!